Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.

Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

Disclaimer Notice : imprtant things to know before you start taking Part your digital stuffs

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Installing iPod Mini Click Wheel

Installing iPod Mini Click Wheel

The click wheel receives the feedback of your fingers and transmits it to the logic board.

Tools used in this guide : Small Flathead Screwdriver , Spudger
Parts relevant to this guide : iPod Mini Gen 1 Click Wheel

Step 1 — Bottom Bezel
Carefully insert a small flathead screwdriver in the seam between the metal casing and white plastic bottom Use the screwdriver to pry up the white plastic bottom bezel. Be careful not to damage the soft plastic with your screwdriver.

Step 2
Use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the metal retaining bracket beneath the bottom bezel. You can free the bracket by first pushing in the metal arms on the corners and then lifting the bracket

Step 3
Lift the metal retaining bracket out of the iPod.

Step 4 — Click Wheel
Use a spudger or the tip of your finger to carefully disconect the orange click wheel ribbon from the logic board.

Step 5
Use a spudger to pull back on the small black plastic tab holding the click wheel in place.

Step 6
Continue to pull back on the black plastic tab, use your other hand to press down on the click wheel, and begin to slide it out of the iPod.
It's important to press down on the click wheel as you slide it out. Otherwise, the click wheel could be scratched by the iPod's metal casing.

Step 7
Continue to slide the click wheel out until it is free from the iPod.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

No comments:

Post a Comment